Postpartum hemorrhage producing acute ischemic optic neuropathy.

  title={Postpartum hemorrhage producing acute ischemic optic neuropathy.},
  author={Rajesh Kumar Sharma and Sangeeta N Desai},
  journal={Asia-Oceania journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={19 3},
A rare case of bilateral peripartum blindness due to acute ischemic optic neuropathy (AION) occurring after an episode of postpartum hemorrhage is described. Massive blood loss and the resultant hypotension was instrumental in reducing the perfusion pressure at the optic nerve head and producing ischemic damage to it.